Nasser Bourita speaks with his Kuwaiti, Qatari and Indonesian counterparts

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Residing Abroad, Nasser Bourita, met on Wednesday by videoconference with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs of Kuwait, Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah. During this exchange, the two ministers praised the remarkable level of relations of cooperation and solidarity uniting the two countries, thanks to the High Solicitude of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and of His brother His Highness Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al- Jaber alSabah and their willingness to continue to develop these reports towards broader perspectives, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and MRE in a statement. On this occasion, Nasser Bourita congratulated his Kuwaiti counterpart who was decorated by the Emir of the State of Kuwait with the Medal of the Order of Kuwait of the first degree for his sustained efforts in favor of reconciliation in the Gulf, welcoming the sincere and constructive actions that brother Kuwait has continued to deploy in this direction. In addition, the two ministers took stock of bilateral cooperation by discussing the means of strengthening it, while stressing the importance of an overall assessment of the achievements since the holding of the 9th joint commission in Kuwait on the 9th. and April 10, 2019, the goal being to better prepare the 10th commission scheduled for this year in Morocco. They also welcomed the strategic partnership between Morocco and the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, stressing the importance of strengthening it during the next period, according to the same source. During these talks, Nasser Bourita praised the principled and constant position of the State of Kuwait in support of the territorial integrity of the Kingdom and the Moroccan character of the Sahara, as well as its continued attachment to the sovereignty of Morocco over the all of its territories. Regarding Arab and regional causes, in particular those of Libya, Yemen, Lebanon and the Palestinian question, the two ministers noted a convergence of views, highlighting the points of view shared by the two countries on the subject respect for the sovereignty and territorial and national integrity of countries and attachment to the values ​​of cooperation and solidarity. It is also about promoting dialogue and political solution to resolve disputes and adopting mediation to help resolve conflicts and crises, the statement concluded. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad also spoke on Wednesday by videoconference with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani. During this meeting, the two ministers reviewed the process of bilateral relations and the tangible evolution of these relations in various fields thanks to the high solicitude of the leaders of the two brotherly countries, His Majesty King Mohammed VI. and His brother His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, said a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad. The two ministers agreed to continue their efforts to properly prepare the eighth session of the high mixed commission in Doha, under the chairmanship of the head of government, Moroccan side, and the president of the Council of Ministers, Minister of the Interior, Qatari side , from the improvement of the health situation linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the same source. On this occasion, the statement continued, Nasser Bourita praised the position of the State of Qatar in favor of Morocco’s sovereignty over its Sahara and its territorial integrity, recalling the content of the telephone call between HM King Mohammed VI and His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, November 16, 2020, during which His Highness expressed the support of the brother State of Qatar for the measures taken by the Kingdom to defend its security and territorial sovereignty. Reconciliation between the Gulf countries was also mentioned during this interview, it was added, noting that Nasser Bourita expressed in this regard the satisfaction of the Kingdom of Morocco with the results of the Al-Ula summit and its next steps, on the way to consolidating unity among the Gulf countries. The two officials also exchanged views on a number of Arab and regional issues of common interest, affirming the commitment of the two countries to dialogue, understanding and peaceful solutions to find acceptable resolutions to the issues of the region, the statement concludes. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad, also had a videoconference on Wednesday with the Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi. During this meeting, the two parties praised the excellent relations between the two countries, whose 60th anniversary was celebrated on April 19 this year, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and MRE in a communicated. These bilateral relations were marked, according to the two ministers, by a regular and friendly dialogue that they agreed to further strengthen, particularly in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. The two officials agreed on the ambition to intensify political consultations and develop economic cooperation between Morocco and Indonesia through the implementation of the agreements signed during the 2nd session of the joint commission held in Jakarta. in October 2019, added the same source. They also raised the interest in promoting triangular cooperation and encouraging interaction between the business communities of the two countries, especially in the fields of agriculture, mining and tourism, the ministry said. In view of the holding of the 3rd session of the mixed commission, scheduled before the end of 2021, Nasser Bourita and Retno Marsudi underlined the need to identify future draft agreements by capitalizing on the potentialities and complementarities of the two countries. . The two ministers, the statement continued, also highlighted the importance of consultation between Morocco and Indonesia within international bodies on issues of common interest. In this regard, Retno Marsudi welcomed Morocco’s support for the efforts of ASEAN and Indonesia for a way out of the crisis in Myanmar, in particular those agreed for the holding of a special ASEAN Summit on question, in Jakarta, the ministry concluded.